As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It

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I felt, intuitively, that luck exists. Ita€™s like capitalism: For better or for worse, and whether you believe in it or not, luck is inescapable. a€”from As Luck Would Have It While cowriting the books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, Joshua Piven came across dozens of people with tremendously compelling stories of triumph (or misfortune), seemingly against all odds and logic. When they were asked what they had in common, invariably their answer was: good luck, or not enough of it. The beneficiary of his own brand of extraordinary luck in publishing, Piven decided to take a closer look at how this phenomenon plays a part in success and survival. As Luck Would Have It offers a fascinating survey of the phenomenon, presented through incredible first- person stories: the swimming pool repairman who had only a hundred-dollar bill to pay for his hot dog, asked for his change in lottery tickets, and won $180 million; the woman who survived a plane crash at sea; the teller who was struck by lightning while at his window inside the bank; the guy who invented the Pet Rock. Weaving the subjectsa€™ own beliefs about their experiences with compelling research on chance, probability, and luck psychology, As Luck Would Have It also includes research on how to prepare for luck, how to deal with it when it arrives, and how to make the choices that will help us benefit from luck. Mesmerizing, by turns hilarious and harrowing, As Luck Would Have It offers a series of scenarios that are at once unimaginable and vividly real. From the Hardcover edition.of a dog training manual, which hea#39;s been working on for a few weeks now, ever since that night at the Grog and Sirloin. After he shared his Pet Rock concept that night, he and his friends had thrown around ideas, trying out gags, thinking ofanbsp;...


Title:As Luck Would Have It
Author: Joshua Piven
Publisher:Villard - 2003-10-07
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